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Adding Machine in my grandparents basement...used to fight with my cousins about who would be the "cashier" when we visited them.

Adding Machine--HS business machines class Excitement when we got one in the bank where I worked.


Manual Can Openers . these are not the easiest things to work with, and they leave VERY SHARP edges on the cans! I still use mine!

I have a lamp that is similar to this that belonged to my grandma. She had it on her end table next to her recliner where she would sit and crochet.

A lamp exactly like this sat on the table by bed for many years.

An old fashioned washing machine. Remember those?  #washing machines

My grandma used this type of washer when I was a kid. I remember wringing out clothes through that wringer on top! I remember when Mom got her first automatic washing machine!

Yellow wall rotary phone. The yellows and greens were really popular in the 70's.... to match the appliances in the kitchen! (SH)

Harvest Gold Wall Phone My parents had one exactly like this in the kitchen as I was growing up.with a really long cord!

Before the calculator we had adding machines

Adding machine (calculator) - learned to operate this in my office machines class in high school.

Vanity •~• vintage waterfall

This looks similar to my Moms' dressing table. When I was a kid I'd spend hours on end sitting on the stool and playing with my Mom's make-up and jewelry. I can still smell her perfume when she was going to a dance with my dad.

... worked so much better than today's electric ones! Especially for driving the teacher nuts!

worked so much better than today's electric ones! Especially for driving the teacher nuts! I remember them looking like both this one and an all grey version.

The legs in Eggs

L'eggs Display & We kept and collected those shiny plastic egg shaped packages. I loved the L'eggs hose.

Vintage Blue 1970's IBM Selectric II Electric Typewriter

This is a heavy blue 1970 IBM Selectric II Electric Typewriter.

Had one hanging on the wall right next to our kitchen phone

Pop Open Address/Phone Number Book-remember parents and grandparents having this

Anytime we traveled, mom would pack a cooler for picnicing.  Dad would pull over to a roadside picnic area when we were hungry or us kids wouldn't stop fighting in the back seat.  Ah memories.

Stop at a roadside picnic area and get the food out of the trunk! In Illinois these roadside picnic areas are called waysides. I remember the goober grape sandwiches very well.

Photo: Over the Counter Morphine May be habit forming (Ya think?)

Vintage Morphine Bottle: Wow, alcohol plus morphine. it may be habit forming, imagine that.